A nice set of "older" EMDs leads Q439 west on a beautiful late summer afternoon. The Prospect Ave. grade crossing will be closed for rehabilitation in the coming week, and it seems the nearby swi... (more)
CSXT ES44DC 5220 heads up a dog's breakfast locomotive consist on the point of manifest Q300 through northern New Jersey. Trailing the 5220 was MEC SD40-2 619, MEC high hood GP40 371, CSXT AC4400C... (more)
Q300 had an interesting combination of SD40-2/SD70ACe on this sunny Saturday morning. Even more interesting was the lack of "CSX" lettering on the nose of 8035.
A former Conrail Operation Lifesaver unit in remarkably clean blue paint leads a fairly long local from South Plainfield back to Manville Yard along Conrail's portion of the Lehigh Line.
When the Middlesex detector reported the passage of two trains moments apart I wondered which would show up at my location first. Conrail MA-1 won the "race" handily with one very clean Conrail Q... (more)
It seems that the power from this morning's 212 turned very quickly and was assigned to 33K in the afternoon. No complaints here, as it provided a nice break from the usual NS Dash 9 parade.
MA-1 brings two loads to Harris Steel in South Plainfield on a gorgeous spring day. Aside from the missing end lettering, the Conrail paint on this unit is still in relatively good condition.
NS 904 rolls through central New Jersey with GP38-2 5608 leading research cars 34 and 33. A few minutes earlier, the crew had reported to the dispatcher that everyone was onboard after a stop at P... (more)
During a failed attempt to catch the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Blue Unit circus train, NS 212 would be the only eastbound train I photographed, seen here coming down the long straightaway... (more)
As cleanup of township streets continued throughout the day, it was possible to get multiple shots of trains breaking through snow at grade crossings. Here a westbound autorack train clears the l... (more)
The lead unit of NS 214 provides a much needed break from the monotony of CSX and NS Dash 9s on the Lehigh Line.
A long, unbroken string of box cars trail the three units leading this eastbound on a sunny Independence Day morning. The lead unit is former Conrail 5528.
18G has a more impressive consist than the usual pair of Dash 9s: 2657/9683/5283/1704/1702. The latter are former Erie Lackawanna SD45-2s in transit from the Juniata Locomotive Shop headed back t... (more)
UP power runs through on a cool, crisp fall morning along Conrail's Lehigh Line.
Eastbound on the Lehigh Line.